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Messe Berlin and the coronavirus outbreak

Since the beginning of the year we have been monitoring and assessing events regarding the spread of the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) on a daily basis. We are in close contact with the relevant public health authorities. The following applies to all events on all exhibition grounds belonging to Messe Berlin: we are following the recommendations of the Robert Koch Institute and the relevant authorities at federal and state level and will implement corresponding instructions. Only they possess the necessary information and specialist knowledge in order to draw the right conclusions.

The Senate Chancellery of Berlin has information on the spread of the coronavirus in Berlin as well as the measures being taken by the Berlin Senate on a website specifically set up for this purpose (https://www.berlin.de/corona/).

Following a decision by the Berlin Senate a provisional treatment centre for Covid-19 patients is to be established in Hall 26 on the grounds of Messe Berlin. Messe Berlin is supporting the Senate’s efforts to set up the treatment centre in order to better prepare the city for the impact of the coronavirus.

The treatment centre is to be completely partitioned off from the remainder of the exhibition grounds and is expressly planned to be temporary. It will however remain in operation for as long as the dynamically changing situation regarding coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) infections necessitates. This will be decided by Berlin Senate.

Construction of the Coronavirus Treatment Centre (CBZ) is being supervised and coordinated by the Senate Department for Health, Nursing and Equality. If you have any queries in this matter please contact the relevant department of the Berlin Senate administration:

Media inquiries: press contact Moritz Quiske at the press offices of the Senate Department for Health, Nursing and Equality (https://www.berlin.de/sen/gpg/service/presse/)

Inquiries by local residents and the general public: please contact the Berlin Senate administration by emailing Info-CBZ@SenGPG.Berlin.de.

Public and private events with an attendance of more than 1,000 are banned until 31 August 2020. This was agreed by the Berliner Senate and follows a decision taken by Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and the ministers president of the German States. Furthermore, in accordance with a directive on the necessary measures to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) issued on 21 April 2020 the Senate has imposed a ban on staging large events with an attendance of more than 5,000 until 24 October 2020: www.berlin.de/corona/en/measures

As things stand, it will not be possible to hold full-scale trade fairs, congresses and guest events on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds again until 24 October 2020. Efforts are being made to find individual solutions for the various events held by Messe Berlin and guest event organisers which are scheduled to take place during this period. Further details will be released on the websites of the respective events. A list of events at Messe Berlin can be found here: www.messe-berlin.de/en/Company/Portfolio.

If you have already purchased tickets for events that have been cancelled or postponed it is possible these may be refunded. Specific information can be obtained from the organisers of the event in question. To find out please refer to the website of the event.

The individual websites also have details on whether an event has been postponed.

If you have already made travel arrangements you must clarify the cancellation terms with the companies in question (hotels, airlines etc.). Messe Berlin cannot make any statement regarding third party matters.

Date: 24 April 2020